Palo Verde Wash

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4/5 (9 reviews)
Borrego Springs, California (Imperial County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022
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In the middle of the overland capital of the world, Anza Borrego, sits this great cut-through wash that allows you to dust off the 4x4's and let your hair blow in the wind. Many off-road enthusiasts use Palo Verde Wash as a connector from San Felipe Wash to the S22. Named after the green twigs on the trail, Palo Verde is a Spanish term for these small plants. Thus, when in the area, take a side trip down Palo Verde Wash to change things up.

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4/5 (9)
Visited: 10/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Wide open wash with plenty of space and loose sand (not too deep). Great connector trail.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nothing too wild about this trail. Lots of places to set up camp on this trail. We picked a nice little secluded spot next to some trees and a hill to shield us from the wind/elements. Lots of rigs use this trail to access the rest of the trails in the area.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A great, fun to drive sandy wash that connects many good trails in the area.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/02/2021

Open wash road with some really deep sand and no other concerns. Plenty of campsites along the trail....almost too many where you can't decide. Sunset was beautiful.
Visited: 01/01/2021

Just a quick note here . . . I live in Borrego Springs, just a few miles from Palo Verde Wash. Over the years, I've run it many times in my Subaru Outback AWD with no trouble. Lately, due to the lack of rain, much of the back country is a lot more plagued with deep sand. We also had a lot of rain last winter, which exposed more rocks. We ran this wash in our Rubicon a few weeks ago. We didn't have any difficulties, but now it would have been shaky in the Subaru.
Trail Review: Palo Verde Wash - Steven Forrest

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